Footbal veteran Wayne Rooney negotiating boxing debut with Misfits

In a surprising twist, former Birmingham manager Wayne Rooney might be swapping the football field for the boxing ring. Recent reports suggest that the Manchester United legend has engaged in discussions with Misfits Boxing, indicating a potential shift in his career trajectory.

Rooney departed from his managerial position at St. Andrew’s after a string of unfavorable results left the team battling relegation. The former manager found himself axed from his role.

Rather than pursuing another coaching position, Rooney seems poised to embrace a new challenge. The Daily Mirror reveals ongoing talks between Rooney and Misfits Boxing, the boxing label associated with popular YouTube personality KSI.

Misfits Boxing is led by promoter Kalle Sauerland and KSI. The promotion has previously hosted events featuring OnlyFans models, YouTube stars, and MMA competitors.

Rooney’s potential entry into the boxing arena would signify a remarkable career shift. Despite his brief tenure at Birmingham, the football icon harbors a lifelong passion for boxing. The prospect of Rooney joining Misfits Boxing for an exhibition match could bring a new dimension to his multifaceted career.

Rooney’s involvement in boxing is not entirely unprecedented. His past experiences include walking out with Ricky Hatton for a 2007 fight against Jose Luis Castillo. As an avid boxing fan, he has attended several ringside events, supporting Manchester’s Anthony Crolla in a memorable title defense against Jorge Linares in 2016.

While Misfits Boxing operates independently of the British Boxing Board of Control, it has garnered attention for its unconventional approach. DAZN holds broadcasting rights for Misfits fights, featuring audacious bouts such as tag-team match and matches between OnlyFans models.

Despite ongoing discussions, there is no formal agreement between Rooney and Misfits Boxing for his participation in future events. The prospect of convincing the 38-year-old football icon to enter the ring may require a substantial financial incentive, given his stature in the sports world.

Rooney’s connection to boxing dates back to his childhood in Liverpool, where he was a member of an amateur boxing club. An infamous clip of him boxing Phil Bardsley went viral, showcasing the ex-defender knocking him out. The following weekend, Rooney scored for United and celebrated in an iconic manner by shadowboxing before pretending to be knocked out.